CB2 cannabinoid receptor agonist, JWH-015, triggers apoptosis in immune cells: potential role for CB2-selective ligands as immunosuppressive agents.

“Marijuana has been used for recreational and medicinal purposes for centuries. Its medicinal use can be traced back to ancient Chinese and Egyptian civilizations…

Cannabinoids are known to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors expressed in the nervous and immune system, respectively, and mediate a wide range of effects, including anti-inflammatory properties…

The current study suggests that targeting CB2 receptors may constitute a unique treatment modality against inflammatory diseases…

Together, this study suggests that CB2-selective agonists, devoid of psychotropic effect, may serve as novel anti-inflammatory/immunosuppressive agents.”

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1864948/

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